Outdoor Adventure Instructor

Job Description

Functions/ Job description: Facilitating outdoor experiential activities such as environmental education, low/high challenge course, canoe/kayak, and orienteering programs.

Job Title: Outdoor Instructor

Number of positions open: 10

Salary: $15/hour

Job type (full time, part time): Part time, seasonal

Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Experience working with youth and/or adults from diverse backgrounds in outdoor experiential education based settings

  • Willingness to travel to program site locations in various areas in and around the city of Madison

  • Enthusiasm for facilitating individuals and groups through experiential practices

  • Ability to generate excitement, concern and respect for the outdoors in multiple settings with youth

  • Have a commitment to the mission and vision of MSCR and the goals of MSCR’s Outdoor Programs.

  • Attendance in trainings:

    • Low/High Challenge Course: Thursday March 28th, Friday, March 29th

    • Environmental Education: April 8th

    • Paddling: April 27th

Minimum qualifications:

  • Willingness to work outdoors for up to 8 hours

  • Certified or able to obtain certification in CPR

  • Ability to complete all hiring procedures including background check and TB risk assessment

  • Function as an effective team member; be flexible with schedule changes and customer needs

Desired qualifications:

  • Comfortable managing a small group of youth (Kindergarten to high school) and adults

  • Able to assess groups and individuals to select appropriate activities

  • Secondary language skills in Spanish desired, but not required

  • Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) FI-FII certifications or logged facilitator hours to attest to technical and facilitation skills

  • American Canoe Association (ACA) Canoe and/or Kayak Level 1 certification or logged hours to attest to paddling and facilitation skills

  • Knowledge of regional flora and fauna including woods, ponds, and prairies

  • Previous experience teaching environmental education concepts

  • Other certifications or background knowledge of environmental curriculum


Job Availability: 

Hours of work: Typically Monday through Friday with some weekend opportunities. Most of our programs start and end between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm however there is some evening work as well. 

To Apply

To apply, please go through MSCR website application portal in the attached "Job Web Site" link. Please attach cover letter and resume outlining experience related to this position, or email these documents to [email protected].

Application Closing Date: 
3/1/2019 or when filled
Application Contact Email: 
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Madison, WI
Job Degree Level: 
Not Specified
Job Starting Date: 
March 28

Job Details

Job Details: 
Adventure Course
Environmental Education Program/Center

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